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Camp Liberty 2024 Registration Link: 


About  Educational Arts Team's Camp Liberty

Often referred to as "the hidden gem” of Jersey City, EdArts sits on 5 acres of land and is a place of contrast: a suburban camp in an urban setting. A fifty-year old institution serving Jersey City students, youth, families, and educators, EdArts delivers over 300 school-based art education programs and enrolls over 400 campers through out the summer during our “Camp Liberty” summer program. 


EdArts engages young people with arts-based programs that connect creativity with critical thinking in order to stimulate personal growth and academic achievement by making their learning experience more meaningful. The arts provide powerful tools for children to achieve academic success, increase self-esteem, and are at the center of all EdArts programs. We believe all young people should have the opportunity to think, create, reflect, and be heard within a community of engaged learners.


Camp Liberty offers children ages 6 to 12 an outlet for artistic expression, a safe space to have social interactions, and structured recreational activities. The goal of Camp Liberty is to create a welcoming and safe environment using EdArts’ techniques grounded in the arts and social emotional learning, to make positive and memorable experiences and in turn nurture personal growth. We are proud of our 40+ year history of innovative camp programming that connects creativity with critical thinking to stimulate personal growth at Camp Liberty and beyond. Camp Liberty is located in Liberty State Park, and includes an in-ground swimming pool, softball field, multi-purpose field, handball courts, playground, changing areas, covered pavilion, gazebo, and stage. Campers can choose from an array of activities such as theater, arts & crafts, recreation, dance, music, swimming, and more.


Teen Summer Camp Liberty (Ages 13 - 15)

Have you heard about our Camp Liberty Summer Teen Program? We offer teens ages 13 to 15 positive and exciting opportunities to build bonds through on site activities in recreation, creative and performing arts, field trips, community service and limited screen time.


The Camp Liberty Teen program is more than just a place to hang out, it’s a place where teens have the opportunity to enjoy fun and engaging activities on site at Camp Liberty such as swimming, dance, theater & improv, volleyball, handball, basketball, scenery design and more. This program is designed to offer a different experience compared to the younger campers. Parents/guardians can anticipate that their teens will experience:

  • A safe place to socialize and recreate with their peers

  • Workshops in leadership and life skills

  • Team building and collaboration

  • Fun, creative games, swimming, theater, sports and art activities

  • Limited screen time

  • 1 field trip per session

The teen program will take place during sessions 1, 2, 3 & 4.


Camper Eligibility

To be eligible to attend Camp Liberty, a camper must turn six by the first day of the desired session. All campers must be able to independently use the bathroom and change into and out of swim attire without assistance from a counselor. Campers should be able to participate in a group setting, as well as choose an activity, and stick with that activity for about 45-60 minutes. Campers should be able to participate safely and appropriately within a 1:15 ratio of staff to campers. We expect all campers, staff, and families to contribute to a safe camp environment for all.


Campers are expected to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays kindness, acceptance and respect for self and others. If your camper needs an accommodation to have a successful camp experience, please contact us to further discuss by emailing us at or by calling 201-432-1912.

Camp Session Dates

Mini Session A

June 24- June 28

Session 4

August 12-August 23

Session 1

July 1-July 12

(Closed July 4)

Mini Session B

August 26-August 30

Session 2

July 15-July 26

Session 3

July 29-August 9


Camp Rates

2022 & 2023 Returning Family Rate: 

Mini Session A: $450 (1 week)

Session 1: $765 (Closed July 4)

Session 2: $850

Session 3: $850

Session 4: $850

Mini Session B: $450 (1 week)

New Family Rate:

Mini Session A: $450 (1 week) 

Session 1: $810 (Closed July 4)

Session 2: $900

Session 3: $900

Session 4: $900

Mini Session B: $450 (1 week)


  • Sibling Discount: 5% for families enrolling 2 or more children from the same household.


Camp Hours of Operation:                       9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Drop Off at Camp Liberty between    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Pick Up at Camp Liberty between       3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Morning Bus Pick- Up:                                 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM *

Afternoon Bus Drop Off:                           3:30 PM - 4:00 PM *

*Exact bus times will be shared with families who register for bus transportation at a later date.



Morning Care:                                       $125; 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

Aftercare A:                                            $125; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Aftercare B:                                            $250; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Families may reserve transportation on the bus for an additional $50 per session camp session. Exact pick up and drop off times will be shared with families who register for transportation at a later date. These bus stops are subject to change based on demand and Jersey City traffic and construction. Below are the bus stops:

  • Garfield Ave Light Rail

  • Saint Aloysius; 691 Westside Ave

  • NJCU; 2039 Kennedy Blvd

  • Greenville Library; 1841 Kennedy Blvd

  • Saint Anthony High School; 175 8th St

  • Grace Church; 2nd & Erie St

  • Main Library; 472 Jersey Ave

  • PS 5; 182 Merseles St

  • PS 16; 96 Sussex St

  • PS 37; 158 Erie St

  • PS 25; 3385 John F. Kennedy Blvd

  • Central Ave and Reservoir St

  • 5 Corners Library; 678 Newark Ave

  • Jersey City Armory; 678 Montgomery St

We cannot confirm if buses will be available for Mini Session A & B. If bus transportation becomes available, we will notify parents who register.


 A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration via credit card or ACH payment.  Remaining balances may be submitted via ACH payment, money order, check, or credit card. All checks and money orders must be made out to the Educational Arts Team, not Camp Liberty. There is no additional fee when paying via credit card or ACH payment as it is now included in the tuition price.


Registration for Camp Liberty will open on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 6 PM for both new and returning families via our online portal. The registration link will be shared via EdArts’ Website, Instagram, Facebook, and mailing list. Returning families will receive a link via email.


As always, Camp Liberty strives to promote inclusion and equity in our community. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to making our program accessible to all, regardless of income. Educational Arts Team will be offering full and partial scholarships based on household income. We are accepting 2023 tax returns as proof of income. Please contact us if you have any difficulty providing a tax return.


Scholarships will open on February 1 and closes February 15. They are offered on a first come first serve basis and are contingent upon funding. Separate spots are held for scholarship campers. Completing this application does not guarantee your child a spot at Camp Liberty. Many families choose to register for Camp when registration opens to guarantee their spot, and if they are awarded a scholarship, it is applied to the remaining balance. If you are not awarded a scholarship, customizable payment plans are available.

Scholarship Application Link: The Scholarship Application has closed.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 201-432-1912. Nosotros hablamos español! 


Scholarship Application Opens:           February 1, 2024 via EdArts website

Registration Opens:                                     February 2, 2024 at 6PM

Scholarship Application Closes:           February 15, 2024

Scholarship Notifications:                        April 1, 2024

Last day to cancel:                                         May 14, 2024

Payment in Full Due:                                    May 15, 2024


Help Support Camp Liberty & Educational Arts Team

Help keep Camp Liberty affordable for all families, regardless of income, and donate to our Scholarship Fund. Click HERE to make your contribution today!


Contact Information

Have any questions? Please contact us at or call 201-432-1912.

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